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, john boehner. >> i now pass this gavel and the sacred trust that goes with it to the new speaker. god bless you, speaker boehner. >> he is a career politician, ohioan, hard scrabble upbringing. arrived in 1990, was part of the gang that went after the democrats over the bank scandals. rose to power, became a dealmaker. >> narrator: boehner had served ten terms in the congress, carefully working his way up the leadership ladder. >> john boehner regards himself as an institutionalist, a guy who really loves, reveres even, the house of representatives. >> narrator: but now, boehner would have to lead a class of insurgents. >> i don't think he knew what had fallen into his lap. i don't think he recognized that this was going to be such a hard ride. >> house republicans in the 112th congress plotted strategy. >> narrator: the week after they were sworn in, boehner and the house republicans headed to a private retreat in baltimore. >> two and a half days of presentations... >> narrator: they came together to bond and build a strategy. >> in baltimore, we were kind of laying out the plan and
a little biscuit. smile! ohhh bring it in! ooohhhooh! >>> john boehner has finally figured out how to lead the house of representatives. put all of the responsibility for governing on the senate and the president. >> if he is serious about ena enacting his agenda, i think it must start with a part of this congress that his party controls, the united states senate. >> that includes the sequester which is scheduled to take effect two weeks from today. >> we're going to insist that they finally pass a plan to replace the president's sequester. this sequester was the president's idea, his party needs to follow through on their plans to replace it. if they're willing to pass a bill, we'll find some way to work with them. >> john boehner told the "associated press" in an interview he is not interested in a grand bargain to avert the sequester. remember, this is the president's idea he insisted on this and until he puts forward a plan to place the sequester and his senate democratic colleagues pass it, we're going to be stuck with it. frankly, every time i've gotten into one of these high-profile
it? a funny thing happened. the truth popped out. john boehner threatens the cuts to the u.s. national security, thousands of jobs and more. boehner is right. these cuts were design today be so brutal, so awful that even extremist republicans would want to avoid them. and, yet, the hill reports today that republicans have decided o the requester is where they'll make their stand on spending cuts. it's downright crazy. republicans admit the cuts will threaten national security and kill jobs. but they refuse to stop them? it makes zero sense. >>> a new economic report warns these cuts could cause 700,000 workers to lose their jobs this year alone. >>> the pentagon today passed a plan to furlough 8,000 workers if the cuts take effect. it's shameful. and the president is fighting that. today, he gave interviews to 8 different tv shows around the country, demand gd the gop stop these spending cuts, and, instead, close loopholes for the rich. >> instead of us cutting education, mental health programs and a whole range of other things that are really important, we should be focus
people. >> let's go ahead and play john boehner. john boehner was just speaking a moment ago, i want to play it for everybody. go ahead and listen. >> -- if he's serious about enacting his agenda, i think it must start with the part of this congress that his party controls the united states senate. you know, what can he get passed in the united states senate. the president wants to impose a national cap and trade energy tax. i would hope that senate democrats would take it up. if the president wants more stimulus spending, i would expect the united states senate to go ahead and take it up. if the president wants more tax hikes that destroy jobs, then his democrat allies in the senate ought to take it up. this isn't the agenda that many americans are looking for. and i think many in the president's own party won't support those ideas. in the house, we're going to continue to focus on what the american people's top priorities are, creating jobs and cutting spending. now, for the last two years, the house has done its work, we've passed legislation to tackle the tough challenges that am
speaker boehner and senate leader mitch mcconnell call the president's speech a missed opportunity. >> an opportunity to bring together the country and instead became a retread of lip service and liberalism. for democratic president entering his second term, it was simply unequal to the moment. following four years of this president's unwillingness to challenge liberal dogma. we got more of the same. >> i have been dealing with a minimum wage issue for the last 28 years that i have been elected office. when you raise the price of employment, guess what happens. you get less of it. in a time when the american people are asking where are the jobs, why would we want to make it harder for small employers to hire people. >> let's bring in the "news nation" panel and syndicated talk show host and contributor michael smerconish, cnbc contributor and columnist for reuters and the atlantic. lots of jobs for you. let me start off with you. you have a president talking about raising the minimum wage and the follow-up from republicans today is that that would hurt the jobs creators. an argumen
's unwillingness to challenge liberal dogma, we got more of the same. >> well, speaker john boehner dismissed the president's proposal to raise the minimum wage to $9 on hour. let's listen to the speaker. >> listen. i've been dealing with the minimum wage issue for the last 28 years that i've been in elective office. and when you raise the price of employment, guess what happens. you get less of it. at a time when the american people are still asking the question where are the jobs, why would we want to make it harder for small employers to hire people? >> you know, chuck, last night reminded me of high school debating. it was the same old arguments. i mean, i'm not putting him down necessarily. but what we heard from senator rubio and boehner. let's fight over minimum wage. the evils of minimum wage. >> this is where you look at this -- and i look at this speech as a political document. you look at the minimum wage is a 65% approved item. when you look at universal pre-k. that's a 65% approval. when you look at the idea of having high schools get more skill -- teach more actic skills, this i
boehner responded president obama is ultimately responsible for the military readiness and it's fair to ask, what is he doing to stop his sequester that would hollow out our armed forces. joining me now is kelly o'donnell. the president will kipitch this program that includes $50 billion for transportation infrastructure and a public-private partnership to attract financing that they have as a partnership to rebuild america and cutting red tape to get permits. sounds like a decent start. >> those are well-tested ideas. they like to see government deal with red tape and infrastructure is popular. those are solid ideas that the president can try to campaign on, if you will. he has the power of the office and the reach of the office that gives him a real advantage in this debate over the sequester cuts. being able to do those interviews across the country in key markets where there will likely be a profound impact and do an effect where he has himself surrounded by 50 responders. those are powerful queues to the public. the president is playing the game of going around congress and conn
gotten a picture, you'll remember, when president obama played with house speaker john boehner. we it get a picture. in this instance, i think that there was a lot of interest in having a picture because, of course, it was an historic moment. this was the first time that the president played with tiger woods, and we are told, again, according to a golf reporter, that the president said to tiger that he was glad that he was playing better, so there was a lot of interest in what was happening and, of course, of seeing visual representation and at this point having gotten that. andrea. >> of course. questions occur. did they not permit a picture because it's tiger woods and because some people might object to tiger woods and the controversy of the past? is it because they didn't want to see the president -- show the president vacationing and he is intigs entitled to a vacation on a weekend we're facing the sequester and the congress is also vacationing? is it because it's his second term, and he is feeling more relaxed about doing things that he really always wanted to do? it's just raising
's up to the house. yesterday, 17 republicans called on john boehner to schedule an up-or-down vote on the violence against women act. if there is a vote in the house, those 17 republican votes, alone, together with the support of all house democrats will send that bill to president obama. john boehner, what are you waiting for? another exciting show tomorrow. have a good one, tokesfolks. come back and see us again tomorrow. >> this is "the bill press show." [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: oh i'm sorry. are we on? glug glug, glug. >> stephanie: good morning jacki schechner. is she there? >> hold on. i just had to sip some water. >> stephanie: were you also drinking? >> totally parched. >> stephanie: wow. dry as a desert in here. [ laughter ] >> sean hannity said that was the best response to a state of the union he's ever seen. >> stephanie: awkward! >> he was going along fairly well. compared to jindal and some of the others in the past. >> he looked like he was running for a fraternity president. >> stephanie: he didn't get the chris matthews oh, god until that point. >
, i believe john boehner is sitting behind him at that moment thinking, he is exactly right, we shouldn't be tampering with this stuff. we will lose as a party, republicans in the house, if we do get caught tampering with this stuff again like we did on debt ceiling. but how does boehner try to keep control of his side on this? >> well, and that has been the big question. it is remarkable, actually, that we were able to avoid the fiscal cliff. i mean, we sort of went over it and we were able to keep that intact. and the republicans basically blinked, they realized on some level that they were becoming known as the party of manufacturing crisis. this was all they -- that they had to offer the country. if they go down that path too many times, their approval ratings are already at all-time lows. they can't sink any further in the public's estimation. and we're looking at sequester and continuing resolution. we're going to have another debt ceiling debate in the summer. now rather than the burden being on the democrats to figure out the problems, i really think the burden is on the
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an hour. >> john: which sounds reasonable to me, to you, most americans but not to john boehner speaker of the house. >> when you raise the price of employment guess what happens you get less of it. >> john: that is not true. and that comes from a political leader who thinks billionaires who have it rough but poor people have it too easy. the president laid out what he would do on the abraham/ing sequester that would push the economy into recession. >> obama: on medicare i'm prepared to enact reforms that will achieve the same amount of healthcare savings by the beginning of the next decade as the reforms proposed by the bipartisan simpson-bowles commission. to hit the rest of our deficit reduction target we should do what lourdes in both parties have already suggested, and save hundreds of billions of dollars by getting rid of the tax loopholes and deductions for the well-off and the well-connected. >> the >> the president's sequester that we want to sea happen, but when it comes to overcoming their miserable performance with hispanic voters, here's part of what he said about immigrat
watched the stadium, like we all did, every second of it. why was boehner always purposely dour? never smiled own once. >> i was going to say n. a focus group of walmart moms who watched it they said the exact same thing. they said, damn, that boehner just looked like a petulant child behind him. so they're picking up on regular people picking up on the body language. they also understand the republican party, brand if tself right now is much more about obstruction. they don't stand for something that is, you know, a policy area. especially on the economy that they agree with. >> i think democrats may have benefited. you heard president obama in the state of the union talking about raising minimum wage to $9. probably won't happen. that tab low of seeing democrats stand and cheer at the $9 and republicans sit and say essentially they wouldn't want that -- chris: gained them. >> gained them. they have a credible argument. chris: but they looked like 47% haters again. >> you hear from smart republicans we have to get over obama. we're never going to run against him again. at the state of
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what has speaker boehner been doing for the last 24 hours? well, he did manage to pen an opinion piece for "the wall street journal" presumely between lying on a sun tanning bed. i won't bore you with the details but it says the sequester is ugly and dangerous but it's up to democrats to present a plan that can pass. and then he returned to darkening his complexion. yet that message is leaving some conservatives deeply frustrated with the speaker's lack of leadership. the "washington examiner's" byron york writes the effect of boehner's argument is to make obama seem reasonable in comparison. i'm sorry, mr. york, but didn't you read mr. boehner's editorial? he said he wanted democrats to get serious about the sequester cuts. in fact he said it twice. which frankly for him is well below par. >> replace the president's sequester, we need our democrat colleagues to get serious. >> get serious. >> get serious. >> get serious. >> get serious. >> yes, let's serious. i'm joined by kristen welker who's live at the white house. kristen, these cuts are no laughing matter, but how does the white
through on their plans to replace it. >> chris: house speaker john boehner and democratic whip steny hoyer, still no closer to a deal to avoid $85 billion in spending cuts on march 1st and we're back now with the panel. the man who literally wrote the book about the budget battle, put it to rest: whose idea was the sequester and did you ever think we'd actually get to this point? >> first, it was the white house, it was obama and jack lew and rob nabors who went to harry reid and said this is the solution but everyone has their fingerprint on this and it is everyone's -- the policy and it is law, what is important about it is, it is a governing travesty. the idea that you are going to go around and in random ways cut things and would be like a family that has to cut their budget, saying, let's cut the medicine that keeps the children alive. it is stupid. >> chris: kim, having said that it is stupid, what are the chances that we're actually going to reach march 1st and the sequester, the $85 billion in automatic cuts, will kick in and if it does, and if we begin to see, markets reacting and
to citizensship for people already here. speaker boehner said his great fear was the president would get in the way, that he thought there were already bipartisan efforts under way on the hill. has the white house, in fact, circulated the own plan behind the keeps or where is all that? >> the president's great fear is we don't take this opportunity to meet immigration reform exrepsively in four ways. continue with the great progress we have made on border security. continue to crack down on businesses that game system and hire illegal workers. three, have a path to earned citizenship for people that they earn their citizenship if they pay back taxes, pass background check, and learn english. and lastly reform the legal immigration system tow people have a reasonable opportunity to get to this country. all of us are descend apts of immigration. and we want to make sure-- >> schieffer: so is this a new plan the president is circulated? >> i think the report said-- i would have to check-- but i think it said it has been circulating inside the administration. and i think the president laid o
jobs. going to create uncertainty. john: house republican leader john boehner sat behind the president during the speech and did not stir a muscle in any way that might be mistaken for approving of the president's ideas. this was the reaction from mr. boehner the next day. last night, the president offered up more of the same -- higher taxes and more stimulus spending and we're weeks away from the president's sequester and the president laid out no plan to eliminate the sequester and the harmful cuts that will come as a result of it. john: eamon, any of the things the president talked about going to pass? >> i think he's got a fight on his hands. republicans, as you saw, just from the body language of speaker boehner sitting behind the president, republicans are not in a mood to offer him any major wins here. i don't think they feel they need to except perhaps on immigration which runs on a separate political track so the president is proposing these things. they're not really going to get done and it reminds me of bill clinton going small ball towards the end of his presidency. >> the
of call and response thing that even got speaker boehner up out of his seat and got most of the reluctant -- not all, but most of the reluctant republicans up out of their seats. now, you can't equate on a one to one basis the hetheatrics on the state of the union night. but the fact that it got the speaker up out of his chair is significant. >> is the sentiment on this issue too much for the republicans to ignore at this point? >> i think that you laid it out. the challenge for them is that this is really just the beginning. you know, the president is going to talk about these issues, i believe on friday. these are issues in which there are too many victims, and there are too many families, and there are too many children. so you can continually be reminded there is a new framework that people are seeing. to every day now, we hear stories of gun violence, and they're covered in a new way. they're on cable in a new way. people are seeing them in a new way. so that really creates a challenge for republicans. they can actually address this issue, take that vote, or if they work to block a v
like boehner or someone like rubio and it's never an even match because the public will not pay that kind of attention and is no one else to speak like this. obama knows he has an advantage. he can speak for the administration. there is no one in congress that can explain why we're facing this as the president called it, manufactured crises, every couple of months. >> and i just want to play it for everybody. one part that resonated was the fact the president bringing up what the gop choices are. take a listen, chris. >> republicans in congress face a simple choice. are they willing to compromise, to protect vital investments in education and health care and national security, and all of the jobs that depend on them, or would they rather put hundreds of thousands of jobs and our entire economy at risk just to protect a few special interest tax loopholes that benefit only the wealthiest americans and biggest corporations? that is the choice. >> chris, another part of the speech said these cuts are not smart, are not fair and hurt our economy. however, this was approved and drafte
cuts. meanwhile, speaker john boehner is out with an op-ed in today's "wall street journal" entitled "the president is reigning against a budget crisis he created." the same budget crisis speaker boehner and 173 of his house republicans voted for back in 2011. as a reminder, this is how he described the deal at the time. >> you know, i got 98% of what i wanted. i'm pretty happy. >> what is making speaker boehner unhappy with the present situation? quote, no one should be talking about raising taxes when the government is still paying people to play video games, giving folks free cell phones, and buying $47,000 gre cigarette-smoking machines. joining me, ezra klein of "the washington post." ezra, we need your help. actually, everybody needs your help. ezra, what's the deal with the sequester? we have, like, six different ways of reading this. on one hand, there's a chicken little stance that everything's going to end on march 1st. there are these drastic draconian cuts that are going to take place. on the other hand, there's a new theory of late, which is nothing is really going to ha
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